Lifetime TV Shows

About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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Project Runway
Project Runway
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Bring It!
Bring It!
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
American Beauty Star
American Beauty Star
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Army Wives
Army Wives
The Client List
The Client List
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina
So Sharp
So Sharp
Coming Home
Coming Home
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Mom's Cooking
Devious Maids
True Tori
Bringing Up Ballers
Project Runway Junior
Growing Up Supermodel
The Red Tent
Witches of East End
Kim of Queens
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
America's Most Wanted
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Lifetime Scary Movies
Bama State Style
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Maneater
Cheerleader Nation
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Born in the Wild
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
The Pop Game
Blood Ties
Cook Yourself Thin
Child Genius
The Pregnancy Project
Human Trafficking
An Officer and a Murderer
The Houstons: On Our Own
Stalkers
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Lifetime True Crimes Collection
Pretty Wicked Moms
A Country Christmas Story
Starving in Suburbia
A Midsummer's Nightmare
Mommy's Little Boy
Livin' Large
Under the Gunn
Roseanne's Nuts
Chasing Nashville
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
UnREAL
Models of the Runway
Blush
DietTribe
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Sherri
America's Psychic Challenge
Matched in Manhattan
How To Look Good Naked
Side Order of Life
State of Mind
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lovespring International
Your Mama Don't Dance
The Balancing Act
Top This Party
The Pregnancy Pact
On the Road with Austin & Santino
The Fairy Jobmother
Suite 7
Seriously Funny Kids
Teen Trouble
Four of a Kind
Jersey Cheer
Whatever, You're Wrong!
Glamour Belles
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Love Handles
Brighton Beach
The Conversation
The Protector
Against the Wall
Russian Dolls
Hef's Runaway Bride
Picker Sisters
Modern Love